Student Event

ECE Virtual Expedition: International

Soliton Technologies

As we continue to adjust to a virtual world, Michigan ECE is excited to announce our 2021 International Expedition program. This experience will feature multiple events throughout the semester as we explore a variety of companies that are central to electrical and computer engineering.

These events are open to all ECE students – undergraduate, masters, and PhD levels. The goal of this student experience is to highlight the broad range of opportunities available to you post-graduation, and better understand the role of ECE in everyday life. ECE is working closely with each company to provide an interactive experience.

Students can register for as many Expedition International events as they’d like, though we ask you please remember the companies are volunteering their time to “host” our group. We understand schedule conflicts arise, but ask you to do your best to attend if you can.


Deadline to register is February 17, 2021 5pm ET

Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive Zoom details and a calendar invite via email.


About Soliton:

Soliton Technologies is a leading global provider of software solutions for design validation automation and design evaluation for the semiconductor industry. Soliton’s design validation software tools and services enable its customers to efficiently and comprehensively test their new products in the lab with a high level of automation to ensure that the product meets all the design specifications and uncover design defects if any. Soliton design evaluation solutions enable system designers to efficiently evaluate the suitability of one or more semiconductor devices in their system design.

 Founded in 1998 as the first NI Alliance Partner in India, Soliton has grown into a leading global provider of purpose-built software for semiconductor design validation and end-customer evaluation of devices. Soliton is known for deep expertise in helping multi-national companies successfully scale enterprise-wide lab-standardization initiatives. Soliton is also focused on bringing the capabilities of Machine Learning to help customers better leverage their validation data.


About the Speakers:

Ganesh Devaraj

Ganesh founded Soliton in 1998, and has since established the company as a leading global provider of software solutions for semiconductor design validation automation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ELGI Equipments Ltd ( Ganesh received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his undergraduate degree from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. During his college years, he was passionately involved in tuning racing cars and won Grand Prix races in the most competitive racing categories in India between 1987 and 1989. His interest today is in finding saleable ways to improve the effectiveness of engineering education in India.



Uthrakumar has been with Soliton for 8+ years and has worked on embedded control systems, firmware development for micro-controllers, DSP processors and FPGAs, and hardware design and development for electronic systems, and device design validation platforms. He is utilizing this broad experience in electronic systems to design system level solutions for semiconductor companies looking to develop validation automation solutions for their cutting edge devices. Uthra holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, Tamil Nadu.


Ram Ganesh

Ram Ganesh joined Soliton in 2018 and is currently working as Project Lead for Semiconductor IC Evaluation GUIs and Custom GUI services at Soliton. He has experience in various tech stacks like – C#, .NET framework, Web Technologies and leads the offering design and presales activities for Soliton’s Web Technologies team. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics from Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. From his college days, he has been a passionate product designer and tech enthusiast, trying to bridge the gap between tech solutions and everyday user problems.


Vishnu Prasad N

Vishnu has been with Soliton for 13+ years now and has worked in almost all its technology groups – LabVIEW, Cameras, Firmware development, C#, Web Technologies, and recently, in Data and Machine Learning for over the last 4 years! His interest in engaging and working with people has led to his involvement in campus recruitment, technical training, and organizing numerous events in Soliton. He is passionate about the Soliton culture and is constantly working towards making Soliton the best place to work! Vishnu holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and a master’s degree from IIT Madras where he worked on Noise Robust Speech Recognition and published four peer-reviewed publications.


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